Cree

Smart Buildings

M&A in the Smart Buildings Space Maintains Momentum in Q1 2019

April 15th, 2019
Smart Buildings

Strategic Partnerships are Critical to the Development of Building Performance Software Companies

May 29th, 2017
Lighting

OSRAM Joins the Lighting Divestment Bandwagon

The divestment and realignment trend continues in the lighting sector as another market leader sells off its luminaries business and refocuses efforts on smarter technology. Munich-based OSRAM made a number of moves towards location based services and connectivity technology in the past few weeks and announced the sale of its lamps group Ledvance to a […]

Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls’ Focus on Building Automation Continues with Cisco Partnership

Johnson Controls recently announced that it has joined the Cisco Digital Ceiling community as a founding building automation partner. The Digital Ceiling framework provides a platform that delivers better user experiences through the convergence of the IT network and building technologies, including lighting, heating, cooling, security, motion detection, and other sensors and actuators. “Building owners […]

Smart Buildings

Cree Announces PoE System as part of Cisco’s Digital Ceiling Framework

Last week, Cree Inc., introduced their SmartCast Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology; an open platform that enables the Internet of Things (IoT) for buildings through improved lighting control. “Commercial lighting customers have resisted installing traditional lighting controls because of excess cost and complexity, and the majority of those who have installed controls stop using them […]

Smart Buildings

The Global Market for LED Lighting in Buildings will Reach $10.3 Billion by the End of 2014, Predicts Memoori Research

Memoori estimates that revenue from the global LED Lighting market for buildings hit $8.1 billion in 2013 and will rise to around $10.3 billion by the end of 2014. The market will have grown still further to total almost $23 billion by 2018 – http://memoori.com/portfolio/led-lighting-in-buildings-2014-to-2018/ This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the […]

Lighting

The Importance of Intellectual Property (IP) in LED Lighting

The biggest companies in the lighting and semiconductor industries collectively hold hundreds of patents relating to areas including raw materials, chip fabrication, packaging and associated “secondary emission” phosphor processes which turn blue light into white. IP development is a cornerstone of the competitiveness of this industry. A key strategy for survival is to out-innovate the […]

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